This web site contains a general outline of the courses I am currently teaching. Please follow the links below each class heading for more detailed information. Each course calendar gives up-to-date information on assignment due dates, upcoming activities and quiz and test dates. The Moodle page contains handouts and power point presentations for each unit (you will need to sign into this page with student user name and password).
Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns and/or comments.
This course is designed to be the equivalent of a college introductory survey biology course usually taken by biology majors during their freshman year. Material in this course covers all areas of biology and includes an in depth study of: organic molecules, cellular structure and function, biochemistry of respiration and photosynthesis, mechanics of cell division, genetics, DNA and protein synthesis, evolution, structure and function of plant and animal systems, and ecology. The process of evolution integrates all concepts.
Summer Assignment: An overview of the assignment can be found on Moodle (see link below). This assignment is due the first day of school.
This course is a continuation of Chemistry A. Topics will include scientific inquiry and reflection, numbers in chemistry (significant figures), quantum mechanical theory (electron configuration, quantum numbers), advanced topics in covalent bonding (geometry and molecular polarity), moles and stoichiometry including empirical and molecular formula determination, energy and chemical changes (entropy, enthalpy and free energy), chemical equilibrium, acids and bases (Bronsted-Lowry/Arrhenius, pH/pOH calculations), colligative properties, redox reactions and electrochemistry.